Aria Resort and Casino is a luxury resort and casino, part of the City Center complex on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
Aria consists of two curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center.
It opened on December 16, 2009 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development.
At 4,000,000 sq ft (370,000 m) convention center and a 1,800-seat theater which hosted Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, until closing April 30, 2016.
Among the most notable aspects of Aria is its incorporation of technology in the exterior and interior design of the hotel, On account of its smart rooms which automatically adjust curtains, turn off unused lights and electronics, and regulate the temperature when a guest enters or leaves a room, Aria was described in Popular Mechanics as possibly "the most technologically advanced hotel ever built".
As part of the broader City Center development project, which was announced on November 10, 2004.
The architectural design of Aria was conducted by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and construction began in early 2006 on a plot of land located between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo.
This site was previously occupied by the former Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, retail stores, and a large parking lot, all of which were excavated beginning in April 2006.
Following excavation, Aria's foundation was poured in June 2006.
Vertical progression commenced in September 2007, at which point construction workers built upwards at a rate of one floor every seven days until reaching the final height of 61 floors.
Invested about $2.7 billion to acquire a 50% stake in the City Center project.
From this point on, Aria was jointly owned by MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development, with MGM solely responsible for operations and management.